Saturday, December 11, 2010

Baby Blog 14

It will be fun to find out whether we are having a boy or a girl.  But, that will have to wait until maybe March sometime.  For now, baby has me confused.

Reasons I think little bean might be a girl:
1.) My hair has gotten much greasier and I've gotten zits.
2.) I'm craving a lot of sweets 
3.) The Chinese calendar says my baby is predicted to be a girl (granted the number of your age and the month of conception don't seem to be such a guarantee)
4.) Lee wants a boy so badly first..I wonder if God would give us a girl just because
5.) I seem to be gaining more weight than I'd care to gain.

Reasons I think little bean might be a boy:

1.) I really haven't had THAT much nausea and morning sickness. Most people I know who had girls had it really bad.  
2.) I have a feeling that it's a boy. I've had this feeling since I found out I was pregnant. I even find myself calling the baby "he" sometimes without realizing it.
3.) The baby's due date is really close to Lee and his father's birthday.  If we have a son, he will be the 3rd.  So, I just feel like maybe it will be a boy for that reason.
4.) I had a dream the other night we had a boy.
5.) The Old Wive's Tale quiz says 50% chance boy..of course that leaves another 50% lol

I have the gender predictor test, but I can't take that until week 10, which will be in about 2 weeks.  I should be 8 weeks pregnant tomorrow.  I'll take the gender predictor test and we'll see what it says! :) Then, we'll have to wait until about week 20 to know for sure!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Baby Blog 13

Well, I went to the doctor today because I had some signs of starting to get sick, and I ended up getting an ultrasound.  It's too bad I don't have any photographs of the ultrasound to post here, but I got some good news about little baby bean! :)

The ultrasound showed a gestational sac, a yolk sac, and a small fetus that measures about 7 weeks and 3 days.  That is, I am 7 weeks and three 3 days pregnant.  There was good fetal movement and a strong heartbeat of 140 beats per minute!  It is so precious to know that you are alive and well in there, little one.  

I was only 3 days off according to my own calculations.  So, that's pretty exciting! 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Baby Blog 12

Today (of course according to my own calculations), I am 7 weeks and 4 days pregnant.  My symptoms change from day to day.  Some days, I feel like I can't eat or do anything without taking my anti-nausea medicine.  Other days, I feel fine.  Today was one of those days where I felt fine.  My main symptom that has been consistent is being tired.  I'm so tired that I can barely stay awake at work sometimes.  I have to find everything in me to rally up and stay energetic.  Baby seems to take a lot of that energy.  If it means that baby is growing well, I will yawn away.

I am still nervous from time to time because I don't really know how things are going in there with our precious little one.  I pray and hope that things are going well, but I just don't know.  It is in the Lord's hands as it has always been, and I'm coming to accept that just a little more every day.  Does it mean I don't wonder if baby is okay? No.  But it does mean that I understand this precious baby is the work of God's hand and he will se it through.  I've considered it a positive sign so far that I have not had any major cramping or bleeding.  It would be nice if that would stay that need for any scare of any kind.

Just for fun, I took some gender prediction type tests and they all say GIRL.  Lee wants a boy first, but we'll just have to wait and see.  I'll be happy with a healthy little one. 

Little baby, you are so small and I know almost nothing about you.  Yet, I love you deeply.